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Buying Roof Racks For Your Toyota? Here’s Our Advice

Planning your next adventure in your Toyota is an exciting time. With close to home, outdoor adventures hitting high on the current getaway trends, we understand that adventuring with a big family can leave little room for everything you need. Maybe you’re considering increasing your stowage by adding Toyota roof racks.  

Whether it’s for practical things like spare tyres, tools or even a rooftop tent, or more exciting gear like bikes, kayaks or surfboards, roof racks can increase the versatility of your car’s cargo storage. Purchasing and fitting a roof rack should bring your adventures to life, but if you are new to roof racks, there are considerations to make before you carry out modifications to your car. Read on for practical and essential advice for you to get the most exciting and reliable experience.  

Roof Racks Made to Measure for Safety

Holidays and adventures are for fun and freedom but not the kind that sets your cargo free, flying out onto the highway behind you. Taking risks with car parts is serious business. You want to know the part you are fitting is safe for your car and for others traveling around you. Safety should be high on the list. Confidence in the integrity, attachment and weight bearing capabilities is essential for peace of mind. An ill-fitting roof rack with uneven weight distribution can cause accidents, or damage to the roof of your car, fail to be correctly rated for the cargo, and can cause wear and tear on your Toyota vehicle.   

For Corolla drivers, the genuine Toyota Corolla Roof Rack System is designed to suit the weight carrying abilities and distribution of 75 KGs. It’s the best way to optimise your stowage without compromising on the safety or integrity of your vehicle.  

Aerodynamics – Drag and Noise Reductions Optimised

Roof racks are assets when used correctly, but like all good things, there can be some annoying compromises. An ill-fitting roof rack can increase fuel usage by creating drag if not designed with the dynamics to avoid this. Drag also causes perhaps the most irritating symptom of not choosing a roof rack optimised to your needs - high noise and vibration. Repetitive or high-level noise at high speeds can not only cause irritation to a driver but be a distraction and become a safety risk.  

Minimise your distractions and maximise that amazing road trip feeling by choosing a roof rack that suits your vehicle’s design. Even better? Choose Toyota roof racks – they’re tested to higher than Australian Standards and are specifically engineered for the aerodynamics of your Toyota.  

Looking for the right roof racks for your LandCruiser? The Genuine Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series 3 Bar Roof Rack System is designed to the exact dimensions of your vehicle, and has a maximum weight bearing of 150 KGs. Tested to the highest Toyota Standards, you can take all the toys without the distraction of a rooftop drummer.  

Protecting Your Warranty Advantage – Genuine Toyota Roof Rack Versus After Market

The components of a roof rack, the system of attachment to your vehicle’s roof, the design and material included in the system and mechanics of the joins are all integral to the construction of the roof racks. A roof rack that detaches mid travel, that causes rubbing that leads to rust, or places uneven pressure and damage to the roof can lead to rust and endanger the integrity of your vehicle. 

Your Toyota, your roof rack and your precious living cargo are all investments you want to protect. Have you considered the impact a faulty or ill-fitting roof rack can have on your warranty? Toyota develops and tests all Genuine Toyota Accessories to warranty standards. So while you may be considering enhancing your stowage with an aftermarket part, just remember that aftermarket accessories may impact your warranty cover 

With the Genuine Toyota Fortuner Roof Alloy Tray System, you’ll get 62 KGs weight capacity (42 off-road). Even better, feel confident knowing your warranty is as solid as your cargo expansion! Installing specifically designed Toyota roof racks will enhance and protect your investment.  

Still have questions about Toyota roof racks? The Ken Mills Toyota team can help! Get in touch today.